As Brother Wolf founder Denise Bitz steps away from the organization that she formed 12 years ago, Leah Craig Fieser joins the organization as executive director. While Fieser maintains that the shift in leadership will steer Brother Wolf back to its original mission of rescuing local cats and dogs, questions remain regarding the development of the sanctuary property, financial transparency and the overall stability of the organization.
Women make up over half of the local nonprofit’s construction staff and work in roles that provide new construction, home repair, volunteer coordination and construction administration. Each year, the Women Build Advocacy Team — aka WomBATs — recruits female volunteers and raises funds. This year’s Women Build House will come together on May 7.
Sanctuary Brewing Co. hosts its fourth annual Puppy Bowl. Also: Super Bowl chili cook-off at Craft Centric Taproom & Bottle Shop; First Friday Fish Fry; and plenty more.
See who’s new in town, what’s happening in the local real estate market and how one Asheville-based company hopes to leverage its manufacturing business to help animals in shelters.
Local animal rescue organizations leave few stones unturned in their efforts to match homeless pets with loving families. How do adoption events fit into the mix?
“What touches me deeply is that those we heard from at the festival were vegans not only for health reasons or competitive athletics, but also for the animals.”
The Asheville VeganFest returns with three-days of festivities. Also: MANNA FoodBank hosts its 19th annual Blue Jean Ball, Mini-VegFest debuts, The Black Jar Honey Tasting returns and The Southern Kitchen and Bar closes.
As plant-based diets grow in popularity, vegans still field misconceptions on such topics as protein intake, athletic capacity and eating disorders. But what do local nutritionists say about a lifestyle that avoids animal products? In late January, Asheville internist Dr. Carly Brown hosted a public panel alongside Stepfanie Romine, Hendersonville health coach and co-author of The […]
**UPDATED JAN. 31** Super Bowl parties abound, Burial celebrates International Gruit Day and more local beer news.
Looking back on 2017, Xpress highlights some of the hundreds of stories we covered in our print editions and online over the year.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is readying its new sanctuary in Leicester to house companion and farmed animals. Halfway through the organization’s transition year, grand plans and fundraising continue at BWAR, while some question what they see as a realignment of the nonprofit’s mission.
Does your furry friend have their annual Halloween disguise? If not, don’t despair! Thanks to Asheville Pet Photography, Bone-A-Fide Pet Boutique, the Asheville Humane Society and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, we have some last minute inspiration from some of the fanciest pets around. With just a little creativity (or perhaps a trip to your local pet store) your […]
With over $10,000 invested in care for Pipsqueak, a cat with a rare genetic condition, owner Kerbie Berggren says she’s earned a title she never thought she’d bear: crazy cat lady.
Creative local chefs are going vegan this month with plant-based takes on everything from kung pao chicken to a kheema sandwich.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue‘s unexpected moratorium on animal intakes has raised a number of questions among people in the Asheville animal rescue community. Brother Wolf president and founder Denise Bitz recently announced plans to close the Joyce B. Cambron Adoption Center in Asheville and open a pet and farm animal sanctuary in Leicester in its place. […]
The president of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Denise Bitz, yesterday accused a former member of the nonprofit’s board and one-time foster parent of the year of fomenting “a local cesspool on a social media.” The comment was one of many contentious exchanges taking place this week on Facebook following Brother Wolf’s announcement it will be closing […]
The show, which raises funds for Brother Wolfe, takes place at Isis Music Hall on Friday, June 16.
Each month during the warm season, Garage TRS hosts an outdoor fundraiser with live rock music, food, free beer and bike-themed entertainment. The first iteration of 2017 takes place on Thursday, March 30 and benefits Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.
Regular checkups for your pets can prevent many diseases and ensure that you have a healthy companion.
“Volunteers working 14-16 hours a day to recover 400 animals since Hurricane Matthew struck is truly awe-inspiring.”